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ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit
Case in point - climbing the steepest incline on the system from a standing start:

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(11-16-2018, 01:28 PM)KevinL Wrote: Case in point - climbing the steepest incline on the system from a standing start:


I would have thought that Queen @ Benton would be the steepest incline. Or even Ottawa @ Charles is pretty steep too.
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(11-16-2018, 02:56 PM)jeffster Wrote:
(11-16-2018, 01:28 PM)KevinL Wrote: Case in point - climbing the steepest incline on the system from a standing start:


I would have thought that Queen @ Benton would be the steepest incline. Or even Ottawa @ Charles is pretty steep too.

The grade separation is the steepest grades that the trains have to deal with in Phase 1.
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(11-16-2018, 09:11 AM)ijmorlan Wrote: Does anybody know if the latest delivery went up last night? Usually I see the train go past but I fell asleep and can’t even say for sure if there was a train.

Nope, still in Lancaster
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(11-16-2018, 02:22 AM)trainspotter139 Wrote:
(11-16-2018, 01:36 AM)bgb_ca Wrote: They are still out playing in the snow
Sounds like an all-nighter training session. Also a good time to practice their storm protocol Wink

EDIT: They packed up and returned to the OMSF last train entered the yard at around 3:30 AM

I saw them out at 6:10am Friday, didn't get them number so maybe they just switched trains/operators

Edit: This was at R&T heading south
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They're holding a station tour of ION stations next Saturday

Quote:ION station tour - approximate schedule 
1. Fairway 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
2. Mill 11:10 - 11:40 a.m.

3. Kitchener Market 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
4. Kitchener City Hall 12:20 - 12:50 p.m.
5. Central (northbound platform) 1:25 - 1:55 p.m.
6. Allen 2 - 2:30 p.m.
7. Waterloo Public Square 2:40 - 3:10 p.m.
8. Laurier-Waterloo Park 3:30 - 4 p.m.
9. Conestoga 4:15 - 4:45 p.m.
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Interesting that they are leaving 20 minutes to go one stop from Waterloo Public Square to Waterloo Park, but 15 mins to go from there all the way to Conestoga Smile
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I hadn't noticed that.

I was surprised UW was not on the list. But I guess they did some promotional work their a few months ago right?
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(11-19-2018, 11:29 AM)Spokes Wrote: I hadn't noticed that.

I was surprised UW was not on the list.  But I guess they did some promotional work their a few months ago right?

Two visits so far, yes.
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(11-19-2018, 10:24 AM)Spokes Wrote: They're holding a station tour of ION stations next Saturday

Quote:ION station tour - approximate schedule 
1. Fairway 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
2. Mill 11:10 - 11:40 a.m.

3. Kitchener Market 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
4. Kitchener City Hall 12:20 - 12:50 p.m.
5. Central (northbound platform) 1:25 - 1:55 p.m.
6. Allen 2 - 2:30 p.m.
7. Waterloo Public Square 2:40 - 3:10 p.m.
8. Laurier-Waterloo Park 3:30 - 4 p.m.
9. Conestoga 4:15 - 4:45 p.m.

This list is a tease, I would like to be on it between the stops not at the stops.
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(11-19-2018, 05:47 PM)danbrotherston Wrote: This list is a tease, I would like to be on it between the stops not at the stops.

Ha! Well said Dan...
...K
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510 was brought up the spur at midnight on the first CN train to Elmira in 20 years.
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https://youtu.be/DF8ZxeHCV7Q

I'm too lazy to do an embed link tonight.
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(11-20-2018, 04:17 AM)bgb_ca Wrote:

I'm too lazy to do an embed link tonight.

Wink
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(11-20-2018, 02:35 AM)trainspotter139 Wrote: 510 was brought up the spur at midnight on the first CN train to Elmira in 20 years.

That’s why the engines are different. I saw it go past my window but didn’t connect the engines with the change in operator. My kid will miss the “LLPX brothers”.
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